Ep 9: Marfan Syndrome, Eyes, Hearts and Indigenous Rights, with Laura Hernandez

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(Replay) Laura shares her experiences with vision loss, including seeing shadows, undergoing surgeries, and retinal detachment. We hear her vision bucket list and we talk aortic heart surgery, echocardiograms and being told at a very young age that you’re not going to live past the age of 14. We also discuss depression, finding the medications that will work for you, and being on suicide watch. Laura shares her unique experience being both a therapist and a patient and how it helps with diagnosis and empathy. We chat about techniques for forming good habits and coping.

Laura is also very involved with fighting for indigenous rights and she talks about how her heart was calling her to the North Dakota Access Pipeline. She shares her experiences about what was really going on at and during the protests.

We leave you with some of the surprising and patronizing things people do and say to blind people and the comedic material Laura has developed as a result.

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Kombucha is basically puddle tea.”

“I had thick glasses, back when it was uncool to have thick glasses.”

“A lot of my material began in doctor’s offices.”

“I love Forest Gump because of the leg braces! I just wish the whole movie was that!”

“They assume you’re a victim and act like they’re a superhero.”

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Laura Hernandez (Ojos del Alma) Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003143345994

Laura Hernandez Twitter page: @badassblind

American Indian Movement Southern California (AIMSOCAL) Community Page –

Indigenous Defense Resistance Unity Movement (IDRUM)

Nestle – teleSur video

Protest against Nestle Press Release

The Story of Stuff Project – Petition Against Nestle

“Black Snake Killaz” a documentary by Unicorn Riot of the fight for the protection of water. #NODAPL #StandingRock #MniWiconi #WaterIsLife #DefundDAPL
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/dakota-access-pipeline-ing-sells-stake-loan-standing-rock

Evictions of Camps at Standing Rock

Productivity app mentioned: Streaks

Self-Help book mentioned by Andy: “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero.

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 42: Scientific Conspiracies, Resilience, Medical Marijuana and more!

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Joleen, Andy and Alex are joined by the wonderful Xchel Hernandez and we discuss medical news stories from our favorite sources. We get silly and serious and have a lot of fun. We hope you enjoy!

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

8 Scientific Conspiracies That Turned Out To Be True
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/8-scientific-conspiracies-that-turned-out-to-be-true/

Two Controversial Claims About Medical Marijuana Have Been Debunked
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/two-controversial-claims-about-medical-marijuana-have-been-debunked/

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope?
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/science-resilience-what-are-ingredients-help-people-cope

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 41: Video Game Addiction with Xchel Hernandez

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Xchel Hernandez joins us today to talk about video game addiction. He is a Comedian, writer, director, and wonderful husband to Joleen. We hear his origin story, and how the addiction escalated as time went on to as much as 40 hours a week or more. Xchel shares with us how playing could be incredibly social in its own way, and how he was even married once before inside of a video game. Joleen has a lot to say about this! Xchel talks about how he was finally able to break the addiction and how his priorities and perspectives have changed. He has discovered and implemented new tools to combat addiction and to follow the goals that are more important to him. We also talk about how our cell phones have become a new source for video game addiction as well.

Xchel leaves us with some words of wisdom and the techniques that worked for him to defeat his video game addiction!

We also read a listener’s iTunes review and give a shoutout and prize!

THE CHECK-IN: Blood pressure updates and coping with negative self-body image and the pressures of Hollywood.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Stand up sit down fight fight fight whats my blood pressure?!”

“Andy! You said I could get a butt job!”

“After 35… Things are shifting!”

“I played video games so much it was like a day job.”

“I had a video game wife!”

“video games were a source of control.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Xchel’s personal website: https://hisilentx.com/

Follow Xchel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiSilentX

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South Park Video: Dopamine explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t5aG9XEQgs

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 31: Anxiety, Death, Boners, Eating Snow, with Pat Susmilch

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Comedian, writer, cat enthusiast and game show contestant Pat Susmilch joins us to talk about anxiety and depression. He talks about the side effects he experienced taking Zoloft and we talk about what it was like to be prescribed Viagra in your 20’s. We talk about hair loss products, new years resolutions, following our dreams and much more.

THE CHECK-IN: Andy talks about the recent passing of her 98 year old grandfather and Joleen updates us on her depression medication status.

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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ARTICLE: So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists  – https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/23/463959512/so-you-want-to-eat-snow-is-it-safe-we-asked-scientists

Listen to Pat’s album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3AqnK2xNT2a6ypYAhCoIJj

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 20: Me Too, with Andy, Joleen, and Alex

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We decided to take some time from our regularly scheduled episodes to record a podcast discussing the current sexual harassment and women’s rights movement, in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Women are sharing their stories and we have been horrified, inspired and moved. Joleen and Andy share some experiences with sexism and sexual harassment and we discuss our fears as well as our hopes for the future.

We are listening. We are ready for change and we are ready for a world where everyone feels safe in their workplace and in their communities.

Andy and Joleen also chat with Alex and we get caught up on what’s new in our lives as well.

We love you all very much and are thankful for your support and we thank you for listening!

 

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The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 10: Major Depressive Disorder, In-Patient Care, Sex Addiction, with Casey M

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We are here today with the host of the Discussing Depression podcast. We talk about how depression affected being a sports broadcaster, and how sportscasting and journalism are lonely and competitive careers. We nerd out about stand-up comedy and the Minnesota Vikings! We hear how stand-up comedy helped save Casey’s life, the stigma around depression, the challenges he faced after his diagnosis and the battles and challenges with medications. We talk the importance of a strong support system and the cycles of depression. Casey shares his story of being both a patient and an employee at an in patient facility and how he feels this strong force and has an immense passion for helping others.

As we started wrapping up the episode, Casey reveals some details regarding a sex addiction and he shares a scary realization. We didn’t have time to follow up so we, unfortunately, will have to continue our discussion. So listen next week for part 2 to hear more about what Casey is dealing with.

 

Memorable moments:

“Andy got them dirty teeth!”

“This is the saddest baseball game I’ve ever heard.”

“I felt a physical shift in my brain one morning. It felt like a pen click.”

“Depression is a black cloud that is pushing you down.”

“You’re headlining… A lady?”

 

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Follow Casey on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 9: Marfan Syndrome, Eyes, Hearts and Indigenous Rights, with Laura Hernandez

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Laura shares her experiences with vision loss, including seeing shadows, undergoing surgeries, and retinal detachment. We hear her vision bucket list and we talk aortic heart surgery, echocardiograms and being told at a very young age that you’re not going to live past the age of 14. We also discuss depression, finding the medications that will work for you, and being on suicide watch. Laura shares her unique experience being both a therapist and a patient and how it helps with diagnosis and empathy. We chat about techniques for forming good habits and coping.

Laura is also very involved with fighting for indigenous rights and she talks about how her heart was calling her to the North Dakota Access Pipeline. She shares her experiences about what was really going on at and during the protests.

We leave you with some of the surprising and patronizing things people do and say to blind people and the comedic material Laura has developed as a result.

Memorable moments:

“Kombucha is basically puddle tea.”

“I had thick glasses, back when it was uncool to have thick glasses.”

“A lot of my material began in doctor’s offices.”

“I love Forest Gump because of the leg braces! I just wish the whole movie was that!”

“They assume you’re a victim and act like they’re a superhero.”

Come see a LIVE taping of the Deal With It Podcast at the Comedy Central Stage! August 10th at 8pm. Reserve your tickets today before it sells out! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deal-with-it-tickets-36417302131 

Come and see Laura and Andy perform at a Marfan Syndrome show in Pasadena, August 8th at 7pm. Get tickets here: http://icehousecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=489339

 

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Laura Hernandez (Ojos del Alma) Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003143345994

Laura Hernandez Twitter page: @badassblind

American Indian Movement Southern California (AIMSOCAL) Community Page –

Indigenous Defense Resistance Unity Movement (IDRUM)

Nestle – teleSur video

Protest against Nestle Press Release

The Story of Stuff Project – Petition Against Nestle

“Black Snake Killaz” a documentary by Unicorn Riot of the fight for the protection of water. #NODAPL #StandingRock #MniWiconi #WaterIsLife #DefundDAPL
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/dakota-access-pipeline-ing-sells-stake-loan-standing-rock

Evictions of Camps at Standing Rock

Productivity app mentioned: Streaks

Self-Help book mentioned by Andy: “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero.

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter: @dealwithitpod
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